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September 30, 2016

Economics
Podcast Martha Chen Roundtable - Informal Economy - RTX1QJYH .jpg A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

June 29, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in her neighborhood, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018. Women This Week: Saudi Women at the Wheel

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 24 to June 29, was compiled with sup…

February 27, 2018

United States
Play The White House The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

December 1, 2005

Kazakhstan
Olcott: Nazarbayev Certain to Win Re-Election as Kazakhstan’s Only President

Martha Brill Olcott, an expert on the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, which includes Kazakhstan, says that Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been that country’s only president since gaining inde…

November 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Olcott: Azerbaijani Elections ‘Disappointing,’ Pressure Mounts on Aliyev

Martha Brill Olcott, an expert on the Caspian region that includes Azerbaijan, says the results of the just-concluded parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were "disappointing," although they were pr…

September 14, 2015

Asia
Snyder-Japan South Korea MC.jpg The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Teaching Notes for The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash by CFR Senior Fellow Scott A. Snyder.

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October 7, 2016

Colombia
Podcast RTSR9PR_EC.jpg Colombia's Failed Peace Deal

Experts discuss Colombia’s failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country’s future.

September 12, 2016

United States
Play RTR37SUS_EC.jpg The State of Intelligence: Fifteen Years After 9/11

Experts discuss developments in counterterrorism and intelligence gathering in the past fifteen years, including lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

September 9, 2016

United States
Play Obama_EC.jpg The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Obama Administration

Experts discuss the foreign policy initiatives of the Obama administration, its successes and failures, and the issues that will become President Obama's lasting legacy.